Under Floor Heating

This entry was posted on 20th July 2011

I know it’s supposed to be summer, but many would agree, when you’re walking around on tiled floors and the weather outside is completely miserable, it is remnant of winter. I’ve been speaking to a few people who, after finding themselves with a ridiculous need to put the central heating on in the middle of summer, regret not getting under floor heating installed at the last, best opportunity. This would help to keep away the cold and make walking round the house bare footed a less unpleasant experience. The Romans are to thank for the formidable idea of under floor heating. They built their homes on a hypocaust, a raised floor where a fire would be lit at a point and the heat would be convected around the house using the natural airflow. This enabled equal heat to be produced across the whole area. Today, although central heating systems are incredibly sophisticated and ways of heating the home are numerous. I would assume that, with under floor heating installed, you can equally radiate heat in every room, depending on the flooring, and wouldn’t necessarily need the central heating on at some times of the year. There is a range of different types of under floor heating for different types of flooring and different rooms. If you have a tiled or wooden floor, you can purchase a system which includes readily constructed heating mats, with an included heating element, that is laid down and affixed to the floor. Then you place boards under the system to radiate heat, and your tiles or laminate are placed on top. For carpeted rooms, a mat with a layer or thermal ribboning is used, and placed across thermal boards to radiate the heat back into the room. You can also choose water heated under floor heating, although the electric systems are widely considered more advantageous since they do not take as long heat up and are easier to install. Devi have a series of under floor heating mats for varying room sizes, with the different series' being set apart by their suitability to different types of floor. Whereas, Floor Heating can provide electric and water under floor heating systems, so you can choose the best possible system for your home. Heating a room using underfloor systems not only frees up some space by abolishing the need for radiators, it is also a much more efficient heating method since the heat rises up through your rooms, rather than trying to heat them from the ceiling, down. Under floor heating is undoubtedly worth looking into, not only for the sake of your foot, but also your carbon footprint.

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